Blog | Global Supply Chain Group

Here are a selection of our blogs for your perusal:

For CEOs:

Why Every Start-up Always Has a Supply Chain Problem?
There is a common assumption that every company's supply chain should be similar, if not the same. Even learned professors[...]
Foreign Trade Minister of Costa Rica Thanks Global Supply Chain Group
Foreign Trade Minister of Costa Rica thanks Global Supply Chain Group's Vivek Sood for representing Asia Pacific perspective at the[...]
Challenging Leadership Principles
By Stuart Emmett  This article puts over what I see as essential leadership principles. They are taken from my book[...]
Why Almost Everybody is Missing the Most Important Point in Their Solution to Amazon’s Threat to Australian Retailers
HOW BIG AMAZON'S THREAT TO AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS? Yesterday (on 2nd November 2017) I happened to briefly glance at the Australian[...]
Supply Chain Confusion could kill your business
Supply Chain Confusion - Have you Encountered It? What is Supply Chain Confusion all about? I am a very social[...]
Fresh Thinking for New Business Models
Old Business Models are Getting Redundant When General Motors filed for Chapter XI protection in 2008, it also marked the[...]

For Boards and Chairpersons:

The Second Biggest Mistake in Business Transformations
In this article I want to focus on the second biggest mistake companies make during business transformations. In case you[...]
BIG PICTURE vs REAL PICTURE – What is Required for Business Transformations?
Global shipping is a very cut-throat business where you can make a lot of money just by buying and selling ships[...]
Fresh Thinking for New Business Models
Old Business Models are Getting Redundant When General Motors filed for Chapter XI protection in 2008, it also marked the[...]
Open secrets from Ancient Network
Extract from the book “The 5-Star Business Network”, written by Vivek Sood "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" Alphonse[...]
The Other Amazon Business
Now that all the factories have moved to China (or some such places as Vietnam, Bangladesh, Taiwan), and all the[...]
US PC industry – and then there was one little pig left!
US PC makers' market is showing classic symptoms of short term strategic thinking taught by Harvards and other such august[...]

For CXOs and VPs:

Asian Banker Summit 2015 – Connecting Finance with Supply Chains
On 14 - 16 April 2015 in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, nearly 2000 top bankers and[...]
High Demand for Real Supply Chain Experts
Good solid supply chain thinkers are in high demand and low supply. I would know, I run this company called[...]
Supply Chain Relationships- Partnerships or Partnershaft?
By Stuart Emmett Business & Relationships Business and supply chain management maybe technically simple, but it is usually managerially difficult.[...]
How Can I Improve Supply Chain In My Company? Five Signs of a Broken Supply Chain
Leading Executives Are Continually On a Lookout to Improve Supply Chain in Their Company Most CEOs and CXOs think about[...]
Business Model Transformation: Lessons From Soccer And Hockey – Part 2
In the previous blog in this series I wrote about the Brazilian soccer teams transformation from an individualistic style of[...]
Finally, An Innovation from Apple That is Worthy of Steve Jobs’ Name
The Apple watch left me underwhelmed as did the plethora of me-too tablets and phones which are barely struggling to[...]

For Managers and Analysts:

The Newest Way to Make Your Business Network Great
In his book The 5-STAR Business Network (http://bit.ly/5-STARBN), Vivek Sood mentions the concept of synchronicity, and focus on Carl Jung's[...]
What Two African Entrepreneurs Have Learnt from Amazon.com – Globalization in Action Serving Humanity
Boasting exponential growth since its inception in 2012, Jumia became the first e-commerce site to bring the coveted Play Station[...]
Dear Hackers – Please Do Not Kill the Cloud…
There are already plenty of nude photos in the cyberspace. No matter how attractive these celebrities are, their photos are[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
Supply Chain is the New Electricity – You Cannot Run Business Without It
Recently I did a small but quite interesting thought experiment with one of my sons. We were discussing the invention[...]
Two Keys to Recession-Proof Your Career
This blog post is relatively small and simple. Yet, as you will see, it is of immense use to anyone[...]
From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]
Your Business Network is your Business’ Net Worth
--- Excerpted from the introduction of THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORK Business Network is now the engine of the society and[...]

For Logistics Companies:

BPOs – How to Avoid the Most Common Cause of Outsourcing Failure
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip In the Eric Carle children’s story, The Mixed Up Chameleon, a chameleon attempts[...]
Supply Chain Relationships- Partnerships or Partnershaft?
By Stuart Emmett Business & Relationships Business and supply chain management maybe technically simple, but it is usually managerially difficult.[...]
Empowerment and Email
by Stuart Emmett I am fed up with a lot of organisations. Is it just me? Do others find too[...]
Tendering – The Only Way?
A serious look at Tendering by Stuart Emmett One of the key activities of procurement is to obtain acceptable agreements[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
Create a High Profile Internal Team to Identify Best Practices and Embed a Cost Conscious Culture
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip In this tip I discuss embedding a cost conscious culture where you have[...]

For Supply Chain Software Companies:

Supply Chain Segmentation – The Next Step in Delivering What you Promise in Digital Marketing
Trust & Care - Two Hallmarks of Supply Chain Segmentation Supply Chain Segmentation Drives Today's Digital Marketing - This is[...]
Challenging Leadership Principles
By Stuart Emmett  This article puts over what I see as essential leadership principles. They are taken from my book[...]
How Organizational Silos Can Ruin Your Supply Chain
Organizational silos are based on the division of labor, on organizing the labor in such a way that each individual[...]
US PC industry – and then there was one little pig left!
US PC makers' market is showing classic symptoms of short term strategic thinking taught by Harvards and other such august[...]
Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware
www.outsourcing3.com Beware the Story: Trust Your Emotions AND Verify All Facts Less that two-thirds of all outsourcing succeed because of[...]
Simplest Tip to Increase Your Income
Many professionals in the business world wonder how to increase income, at least every few weeks. Want to legitimately increase[...]

For IoT and SCM Automation /
or SCM Property Groups:

Finally, An Innovation from Apple That is Worthy of Steve Jobs’ Name
The Apple watch left me underwhelmed as did the plethora of me-too tablets and phones which are barely struggling to[...]
Will Amazon Meet Its Waterloo In India
Sooner or later every empire builder starts a campaign which is too ambitious, too audacious and too resource sapping. That[...]
Re-thinking Supply Chains
A look at rethinking supply chains By Stuart Emmett Introduction  - Why are so many companies constantly rethinking supply chains? Why[...]
Supply Chain Relationships- Partnerships or Partnershaft?
By Stuart Emmett Business & Relationships Business and supply chain management maybe technically simple, but it is usually managerially difficult.[...]
Simplest Tip to Increase Your Income
Many professionals in the business world wonder how to increase income, at least every few weeks. Want to legitimately increase[...]
Empowerment and Email
by Stuart Emmett I am fed up with a lot of organisations. Is it just me? Do others find too[...]

For Boutique Consulting Groups:

How to Build Your Own Cost Analysis Monte Carlo Simulation in Excel or Google Spreadsheets
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip After posting yesterday’s tip, I’ve received a few requests to explain how the[...]
How to Identify Cost Reduction Opportunities
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Certain problems when you first look at them seem intractable. But once you[...]
BPOs – How to Avoid the Most Common Cause of Outsourcing Failure
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip In the Eric Carle children’s story, The Mixed Up Chameleon, a chameleon attempts[...]
The Other Amazon Business
Now that all the factories have moved to China (or some such places as Vietnam, Bangladesh, Taiwan), and all the[...]
10 Ways To Create Value Through Your Business Network
The key to realising value in your business is to use your business network. The marketplace has moved on from[...]
Teach Your Old Vendors New Tricks
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip In the 1970s and 80′s, skateboarding went through a renaissance. Difficult tricks became[...]
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